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Title

Red landscape

(1965)

Artist

Fred Williams

Australia, England

23 Jan 1927 – 22 Apr 1982

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  • Details

    Date
    (1965)
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    gouache on ivory Arches paper
    Dimensions
    75.6 x 57.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.l., black gouache "Fred Williams.". Not dated.

    Credit
    Ruth Komon Bequest in memory of Rudy Komon 2004
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    162.2004
    Copyright
    © Estate of Fred Williams

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    This gouache is the smallest painting from the 'Upwey' series (1965-66), and is also the least formal and most fluid in handling. Its more extensive palette and extreme abstraction may reflect Williams' knowledge of the American abstract expressionists. It also presages Williams' late work, in which he depicts the landscape from above, rather than from the more familiar perspective of the ground.

    © Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

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